My personal goals for 2017

The podcast is a personal growth channel for me. It challenges me to create content, to speak on air, to meet new people and engage in communities and conversations and it might even require a road show!

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How to dominate technology knowledge work?

Resist the temptation to assume that you are surrounded by smart people and so you need to act smart.

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Does it matter?

My path is an out of the box approach to technology, on the job technology training, and world class leadership development. I believe this program works.

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What is at stake?

I don't want to struggle to figure out ways to charge my clients 3x on an $87.50/hr software developer just to be able to provide a stable working environment for my team.

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Who Am I?

Everyone who is willing to work hard and wants to learn is welcome in my kitchen. There I hope to change a lot of people's minds about the best way to deliver technology.

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A Clarification - Refrigeration is not Evil

Ultimately I expect to have a rather large freezer chest that will be heavily relied upon to preserve food as well as an extremely small fridge or cold box for the essentials: milk, eggs, medicine.

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Value Proposition

If the new process is big enough, say convincing an American family living in the suburbs to exist without a refrigerator, then we are talking culture change which is the hardest kind of change to effect in an organization.

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My Refrigerator is the Root Cause of all my Problems.

If the lettuce and onions had been sitting on the counter where they belong I would have seen them yesterday and known to make a salad with balsamic pickled onions for dinner. But instead they were hiding in the back of that drawer that I never look in and I ordered a pizza.

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What a Journalist Who Knew Nothing About Data Last Year Thinks about Data Now

After looking at data and for data almost every day for the last 10 or so months, I’ve realized that it’s not that big or scary.

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Data Around Me

When I decided to look for data in my neighborhood, my house, and my day to day life, I interpreted it as I do everything - visually.

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Small Data Podcast Goals for 2016

As we wrap up our fourth regular episode and begin work on episodes five and six, we’re asking ourselves how we can bring you, our listeners, the best possible listening experience.

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Challenges of a Storytelling Podcast for Two Newbs

In our case, Zac is the data guy, and I’m the storyteller. It actually sounds kind of simple: he can deliver the data perspective, while I figure out how to craft it into a story that anybody can identify with and listen to without confusion. That’s what we thought anyway, but as we quickly learned, it’s not so easy when we’re two newbs who know nothing about actually producing a radio podcast from start to finish…

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We are Hiring!

Our mission is to be human, learn, grow, connect with our customers deeply, and work together to create business, customer, and societal value from data.

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Five Warning Signs your Business Intelligence Dashboard is a Bust

You need to choose and deliver metrics that beyond a shadow of a doubt tie employee behavior and actions to the core culture and brand of the business. Metrics that are so valuable they could be delivered by postcard and snail mail.

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Should Your Company Hire a Data Scientist?

The data scientist is being hired to do the impossible: usher greater than 10% change in a business that very likely is not prepared to accept it.

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Final Souncheck!

We have something very exciting coming your way! In the next few weeks, we will be releasing episode 1 of our podcast titled Small Data.

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Small Data and Belief Inertia

Not knowing is true knowledge. Presuming to know is a disease. -- Lao-Tzu. Survival favors those who make evidence-based decisions and disfavors those who cling to beliefs

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Is the 80/20 Rule Inevitable?

We live in a technology revolution, we are creating more technology faster than imaginable but we are also throwing so much of it away. The waste is staggering. Projects never see the light of day or sit on users desktops in relative obscurity because they simply do not create value.

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Six Types Of Stories To Tell With Data

Here are some ways to leverage data to help tell six types of stories courtesy of the D3 Data-Drive Documents library.

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The Salt Team is Growing!

None of us have any idea what we are doing and we don't expect you to either. Join us in our commitment to be the best at getting better.

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What Securitization Wants

If you participate in Securitization markets do you have access to all the data you need? Are there technological barriers that prevent you from surveilling the market? Do you rely on active experimentation or passive reporting?

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Technology My Way

I like my technology the same way I like my food. Custom, artisanal, uncompromising and a little out of the box.

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Software Development Is Like White Water Rafting

Software development in the Internet era is white water rafting. So many companies strive for software processes and methodologies that try to eliminate risk and remove any discomfort from day to day activities. We want everything to be smooth and easy; we want to come in each day to perfect organization, every plan to be conceived and executed flawlessly; our moods relaxed and even keeled. If not we must be doing something wrong. Each moment of discomfort is treated as a problem that needs to be fixed. Each chaotic ending to a sprint is due to some lack of planning or preparation.

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Why I Want To Spend The Next Three Years Changing How SME's Use Data

Shouldn't the computers be doing something, like every minute of every day?

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Small Data Is A Thing

Small data connects people with meaningful insights organized to be accessible, understandable, and actionable.

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Hello World!

I thought I was learning everything about everything. In fact I was learning how to learn. And how to fail.

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